Thursday 31 December 2009

D's 3 favourite island moments of 2009

1. Brownsea Island
Where our suspicions were confirmed, there really is nothing better than exploring an island. We left our jobs seven weeks later and boarded the sleeper train to Glasgow.

2. Kerrera
On our first day on a Scottish island, walking in the sunshine, everything lay ahead of us and anything seemed possible.

3. Rum
For feeling like guests at an eccentric billionaire's castle, climbing the Cuillins and watching the golden eagles soar above us, but mainly for just being Rum.

Wednesday 25 November 2009

Thursday 29 October 2009

Canna - day 3 - Garrisdale Point

upside down waterfall, Canna

Haslam & Dun nam Berbh, Canna

Haslam and Dun nam Berbh, Canna

Dun nam Berbh is in the foreground, attached to Canna at low tide. Haslam in the far distance is separated by water.

Monday 26 October 2009

Rum - day 8 - Hallival

steep scramble to Hallival summit
Hallival from Askival's north ridge

Sunday 25 October 2009

Saturday 24 October 2009

Wednesday 21 October 2009

Monday 19 October 2009

Monday 12 October 2009

Sunday 11 October 2009

Muck - day 2 - Around Muck to Beinn Airein

road out of Port Mor
grave and stone circle & Eilean nan Each

Eilean Aird nan Uan, Muck

Eilean Aird nan Uan
A tidal island reaching out to the impressive Eilean nan Each (Horse Island).

Saturday 10 October 2009

Muck - day 1 - Port Mor

crossing to Muck on the smaller ferry
the warm bunkhouse at Muck

Eilean Chathastail, Eigg

Eilean Chathastail, Eigg
Also known as Castle Island, narrowly parted from Eigg. As seen from the standby CalMac ferry as we chunter on to Muck.

Monday 5 October 2009

Raasay - day 3 - Temptation Hill

work day - internet access in the shop can only be used after the Post Office closes at one - "Raasay is like Skye used to be" - a dog takes us for a walk, leading us all the way home - collapsed pines form an eerie forest - a slow connection afternoon

Outdoor Photography Island Journal Pt 3

The latest installment is on Seil, in Outdoor Photography Issue 119 Nov-09.

Sunday 4 October 2009

Raasay - day 2 - Dun Caan

from the top of Dun Caan
next door's chiming clock - autumn forest - boggy moorland track to Dun Caan - a deep, burbling voiced Grouse - tiers of water - a black bunny - gravel path descent - Holoman Island in the nick of time - Liz and her runner beans